Bagnaia takes the stage and shortens on Quartararo

Pecco Bagnaia on Ducati he dominates the Austrian GP and hits the third consecutive victory after Assen and Silverstone. The Turinese precedes on the podium fabio quartararo on Yamaha and teammate Jack Miller and reopens the world. Fourth was a super Luca Marini (Mooney VR46), 5th Zarco (Ducati Pramac) and 6th Aleix Espargaró. (Aprilia) Binder (KTM), Rins (Suzuki), Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46) and Martin (Ducati Pramac), who crashed in the final, complete the top ten.

Out at the start of the race Bastianini, betrayed by a problem with the rim of the front wheel. Quartararo (2nd at the finish line) remains at the top of the World Championship and makes a round figure with 200 points. Aleix Espargaró (6th at the finish) chases at -32 from the French. Bagnaia remains in third place at -44 from the top, but with the victory in Austria he gnaws 5 points from the Yamaha rider.

«The race was very long – said Bagnaia at the end of the race – unfortunately I was not in the right situation with the front tire. To be on the safe side, since I have already made too many mistakes this season, we have tried to risk less on the choice. I had some problems with the front wheel locking, but in the end it went well, I am very happy. I imagined that Quartararo would have recovered superbly, this weekend he was faster than us ».

About Miller’s overtaking he says: «When Jack overtook me I realized that I should have pushed a little more, increased the pace. I tried it, I knew that the rear tire would hold up until the last 5 laps, then it really dropped a lot. But we did a good job with the used tires all weekend, so we knew we were ready in this situation. Unfortunately in the early stages of the race I could not push with the front tire, because I had a lot of problems with a full tank of petrol. But slowly it went better and better, the last two laps I was really in a critical situation with the tires, but in the end it went well ».

The next race is in Misano on September 4th. «I am very happy, it is my home race, I am very happy, it will be important not to make mistakes like last year, I will try to do a weekend at the height of the last GPs. I hope that I can entertain you ».

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